View Poll Results: Please vote for the book you would like to read in August by July 31st.

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  • The Man Without Qualities

    1 5.26%
  • Empire Falls

    5 26.32%
  • The Wizard of Oz

    1 5.26%
  • The Bone People

    2 10.53%
  • The Razor's Edge

    7 36.84%
  • Kafka on the shore

    1 5.26%
  • The Alchemist

    0 0%
  • The Fifth Child

    1 5.26%
  • Riven Rock

    1 5.26%
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    0 0%
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Thread: August '10 Reading Poll

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    August '10 Reading Poll

    Please nominate the book you would like to read in August by June 30th.
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    "It is not that I am mad; it is only that my head is different from yours.”
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    The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
    The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation. Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorianfan View Post
    The Man Without Qualities
    That should be quite easy to get hold of!



    I would like to nominate... Empire Falls by Richard Russo
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    "It is not that I am mad; it is only that my head is different from yours.”
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    The Wizard of Oz
    People laugh at me 'coz they think I'm a fool...I smile because I made someone laugh
    Nikhar Agrawal

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    The Bone People by Keri Hulme

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    I'd like to nominate The Razor's Edge by W.Somerset Maugham.

    Here's the first two paragraphs from Wikipedia -- they offer a brief plot overview:
    The Razor’s Edge tells the story of an American fighter pilot (Larry Darrell) traumatized by his experiences in World War I, who sets off in search of some transcendent meaning in his life. The novel is supposed to be based on the life of Guy Hague, an American mining engineer.

    The story begins through the eyes of Larry’s friends and acquaintances as they witness his personality change after the War. His rejection of conventional life and search for meaningful experience allows him to thrive while the more materialistic characters suffer reversals of fortune.
    “Oh crap”
    -- Hellboy

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    Nominations so far:

    1. The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

    2. Empire Falls by Richard Russo

    3. The Wizard of Oz

    4. The Bone People by Keri Hulme

    5. The Razor's Edge
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    Kafka on the shore by Murakami.
    They say darkness is evil; then why does everyone fight in light?

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    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

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    "The Fifth Child" by Doris Lessing

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    Riven Rock - T.C Boyle

    The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
    A tad long for a book club read?
    'Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.' - Groucho Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirkka View Post
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
    Don't get me wrong but I read the book and found it too boring. Wonder what's about it that attracted so many people.
    People laugh at me 'coz they think I'm a fool...I smile because I made someone laugh
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    Maybe it is due to the translation. ;-)

    I have read it a few times and think, it is a wonderful book. A kind of a modern fairy tale. It is an allegorical novel, which makes it so famous. And, of course, the brilliant way Coelho writes.

    But everyone has another taste, and due to that we have a variety of so many things. =)
    I love that book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhar View Post
    The Wizard of Oz
    I would second this nomination. 'The Wizard of Oz' is a wonderful read.
    I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~ William Blake

    Captivity is consciousness,
    So's liberty. ~ Emily Dickinson

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    Sorry the complete name is :- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    People laugh at me 'coz they think I'm a fool...I smile because I made someone laugh
    Nikhar Agrawal

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